Area Organizations Receive Grants

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative’s Community Trust Board met in early June to review the latest Operation Round Up applications. Of the 13 applications submitted, nine organizations received funding totaling $13,503.49.

TWEC’s Community Trust Board Members (L to R): Bruce Curley, Kristine Hendrickson, Peter Fink, Russell Kleinschmidt,
Heidi Huotari, Sarah Gregerson, & Nancy Benson
City of BlufftonPark Fund$1,800.00
Menahga PoliceSquad Car Computers$5,000.00
Sebeka “Little Trojans” PreschoolPlayground for Courtyard$1,800.00
United Way of Douglas and Pope CountiesLong Prairie Backpack Attack$603.49
Wadena Knights of Columbus Council 2107Coats for Kids$800.00
Old Wadena SocietyBlue Bird House Building$500.00
MAHUBE-OTWA Community Action PartnershipWadena County Back to School Supplies$1,000.00
Knob Hill Sportsman ClubFirearm Safety Props$1,500.00
Wadena County Friendly RiderSummer Rec/Activity Free Rides500.00

Operation Round Up® is a voluntary, member-driven fundraising program for local community projects. Funds for the Operation Round Up program come from participating Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative members who allow their monthly electric bills to be rounded up to the nearest dollar, with the change allocated to a Community Trust Fund. The average donation is less than 50 cents a month, yet together, members raise and donate about $29,000 annually to community service projects in the Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative service territory.

Todd-Wadena’s Operation Round Up grant applications are reviewed and recipients selected three times a year by a seven-member volunteer Community Trust board.  The next application deadline is September 15.

Local, nonprofit community service groups may apply for Operation Round Up grants by downloading a copy of the application form and guidelines here.